farmers grow mixtures. This allows nature
and farmers to co-evolve a locally-adapted landrace.
research confirms that wheat mixtures tend to yield
higher and have richer, complex flavor. Plant each seed 12" apart in deep-dug well-fertilized soil. Plant a low-growing clover
or spread mulch between wheats to suppress spring weeds. Heritage
wheats are at least twice as tall with a larger root system than
modern wheats. Save the seeds from the robust plants that best
thrive in your unique soil and micro-climate. Plant a resilient wheat polyculture
that can better adapt to your unique fields and local weather. Exchange seed with
your neighbors to build a community wheat supply.
'Looking at the field of ripening
grain, Vavilov realized it was not a uniform wheat cultivar,
but a panoply of intermixed strains of grain that formed a resilient
polyculture. It was necessary to collect hundreds of seedheads
for a representative sample of the vast biodiversity in a single
field...The traditional farmers' methods of crop selection enhance
landrace wheats' biodiversity; Their criteria of complex traits
include: flavor, texture, health, maturation and more.' Where Our Food Comes From. Gary Nabhan p. 139
Elite landrace winter wheat mixture of: French Canaan
Rouge and Ancient Ukrainian Poltavka
Poltavka was collected in 1915 at the site of ruins of an ancient cereal goddess temple in Poltavka.
Canaan Rouge is a exquisite French landrace. This is a mixture of our two most delicious landraces.
Pleases specify if you only want only one variety or both: Poltavka or Canaan Rouge